The mission of Belfast Flying Shoes is to bolster our local music and dance community, but the BFS organization itself is sustained by that selfsame community of musicians and dancers. BFS is people-powered and participatory, in a beautiful feedback loop.
Community radio thrives in that same dimension. We’re blessed to have several local stations, including these:
WBFY Belfast Community Radio broadcasts out of their studio at Waterfall Arts. Founded in 2016, this “hyper-local” station airs at 100.9 FM on the radio dial and streams online at belfastcommunityradio.org. On Friday March 2, starting at 10am, Vic Tredwell–whom BFS dancers frequently hear playing bass in the All Comers Band–will host Genticorum and BFS board members in the WBFY studio for tunes and talking.
WERU Community Radio has been a “voice of many voices” for over three decades, broadcasting at 89.9 FM (99.9 FM in Bangor) and online at weru.org. BFS dancers and musicians are among those who sustain WERU–as volunteers, financially-contributing members, underwriters, staff, recording artists, and listeners. (BFS became a non-profit business member in 2018!) Genticorum will be the Featured Artist of the Week from Feb 25-March 1. A lucky “Morning Maine” listener will receive the trio’s latest album, Avant l’orage (M-Th) and Friday’s giveaway is a pair of tickets to the March 2 concert in Belfast. On Friday circa 8:15am, DJ Denis and his Pledge Drive co-host Rob McCall will welcome Yann, Pascal & Nicholas for an in-studio chat and performance.
Here’s to community radio!